“Providing free electricity connections for Samurdhi beneficiaries starts from Giribawa on 06 th of this month….”
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“Providing free electricity connections for Samurdhi beneficiaries starts from Giribawa on 06 th of this month….”   

Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma…………. 

“Online registration with immediate effect……”

The State Minister Hon. Duminda Dissanayake,

  

The Ministers expressed their views at a progress review meeting of upgrading electricity supply of Sri Lanka up to 100% 

Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma , Minister of Power informed  to the parties concerned to make arrangements to start the first stage of providing electricity connections to the less-income generative families and Samurdhi beneficiaries from Giribawa on 06th of this month strengthening the journey of the country towards prosperity.

The Minister expressed these views participating a progress review meeting of the project on supply of electricity for all which was held with the participation of the Senior Officers of the Samurdhi Authority, Ceylon Electricity Board and the Ministry of Power last morning (02) at the Ministry of Power.

At this occasion Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Power expressed that measures are to be taken expeditiously identify the houses without electricity with the view of providing them electricity before the end of this year as the initial step of making the Splendour of Prosperity a reality. The Minister of Power informed Samurdhi Authority to identify the less income generative families and Samurdhi beneficiaries who are yet to be supplied electricity facility and make arrangements to submit a report inclusive of the distance from their houses to the electricity line of the national grid, conditions of the houses etc. before 15th of March and directed the Chairman, CEB to take necessary measures in respect of this.

Hon. Duminda Dissanayake, State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development who participated this event expressed that it should be committed to supply electricity for every household and Samurdhi beneficiaries those who haven’t electricity facility should be called to the Divisional Secretariats and register them online for this programme   with the assistance of the officers of CEB.